Agelanthus transvaalensis (Sprague) Polhill & Wiens

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Synonyms: Loranthus kraussianus Meisn. var. transvaalensis Sprague
Tapinanthus kraussianus (Meisn.) Tiegh. subsp. transvaalensis (Sprague) Wiens
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Status: Doubtful
Notes: This species is listed as recorded from the Eastern Division in A Checklist of Zimbabwean Vascular Plants (Mapaura & Timberlake, 2004: 59). However, it is not included for Zimbabwe in Flora Zambesiaca Vol. 9 part 3 (Polhill & Wiens, 2006: 154) nor in Mistletoes of Africa (Polhill & Wiens, 1998: 169). The preferred habitat of this species outside Zimbabwe is coastal bushland, mangrove swamps and low altitude mixed woodland. We have as yet not located any specimens on which the inclusion for Zimbabwe has been based and until we do its occurrence in Zimbabwe is very doubtful to say the least.
Derivation of specific name: transvaalensis: from the Transvaal, South Africa
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 500 m
Flowering time:Oct - Mar
Worldwide distribution: southern Mozambique, Swaziland and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 59.

Polhill, R.M. & Wiens, D. (1998). Mistletoes of Africa Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 169.

Polhill, R.M. & Wiens, D. (2006). Loranthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Page 154.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Agelanthus transvaalensis., retrieved 24 October 2016

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